Tamil Internet 2001

‘Pathways To Progress’

August 26-28, 2001 
Putra World Trade Centre
Kuala Lumpur

The Conference:

Tamil Internet 2001 – an international conference and exposition focusing on standards, issues and the development of Tamil-based Internet services – is the fourth in the conference series which began in 1997 in Singapore. 

This year, the event – carrying the theme ‘Pathways to  Progress’ will delve into many issues surrounding the development and use of Internet in the Tamil Diaspora. Among the themes that the conference will discuss are Multimedia Content, The Digital Divide, Entrepreneurship In The New Economy, Wireless Applications and Technology Standards for Tamil Internet. More than 50 international experts are expected to present their papers and findings at the conference.

The Exhibition:

In conjunction with Tamil Internet 2001, an international exhibition – DuniaWeb 2001, will be held. The exhibition will showcase Internet technologies, products and services from Malaysia, Singapore, the Indian sub-continent and other countries. The event is expected to attract about 50 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors over the three days.

Net-For-Life Campaign:

In stepping into the new Millenium, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) will launch a new national campaign, tagged Net-For-Life, aimed at transforming the Malaysian Indian community into a web-savvy one by 2005.

Net-For-Life, when launched, will cater to three distinct groups – children, working adults and senior citizens.

Several programmes will be launched within this campaign nationwide. Among these programs are Web@8, a programme to ensure Indian children are comfortable using the Internet by the time they are 8-years-old. Yet another programme, this time targeted at teenagers, is eSkills@15 – which aims to equip every 15-year-old Indian teenager with Internet development skills.

As for working adults and senior citizens, the eSeniors programme aims to create awareness of the opportunities that the Internet economy provides.  This group of people, who are most vulnerable to technology shifts, must not be left behind.

Regional Events:

Knowing that the Indian community in Malaysia is wide spread across the nation, the event will make its way to both Penang and Johor Baru, to cater to the Northern and Southern regions. The regional events are expected to be a one-day version of Tamil Internet 2001, held in September.

Organisors:

The International Forum For Information Technology In Tamil (INFITT)

The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)

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